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Old 04-17-2018, 02:40 PM
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Default Where to buy fresh octopus in Calgary??

Does anybody know of a good place to buy fresh octopus here in town? I'm sure there's a few stores out there who have it but i haven't had any luck through billingsgate or boyds... any other suggestions?
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I would echo the recommendation of T&T Market, they’re an Asian foods specialty market, all manner of seafood there. Somemthings I see shopping’s there reminds me of the one line in Rambo where Col Troutman was saying Rambo was trained “to eat things that would make a billy goat puke”.
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Just out of curiosity, how do you prepare them from fresh? I have caught them in Rupert, and very carefully 'unhooked' them trying to cause as little damage as possible while not letting them 'have the boat'. First reason is I don't want ink on the boat or me, second is when they get latched onto the boat it is apparently more than difficult to get them to give it back.
I could bring you a couple if I knew what to do with them, possibly?

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[QUOTE=Ken07AOVette;3772691]Just out of curiosity, how do you prepare them from fresh? I have caught them in Rupert, and very carefully 'unhooked' them trying to cause as little damage as possible while not letting them 'have the boat'. First reason is I don't want ink on the boat or me, second is when they get latched onto the boat it is apparently more than difficult to get them to give it back.
I could bring you a couple if I knew what to do with them, possibly?

Par-boiled and grilled they're delicious. Here's one recipe I've used before.
https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/...us-recipe.html
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Fresh, Octopus and Calgary seem like words seldom found together in a sentence. Are they sold live like lobster or are they just chilled and on a styrofoam tray or something?
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Par-boiled and grilled they're delicious. Here's one recipe I've used before.
https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/...us-recipe.html
How do you kill it and process it for transport?
I could Google it just wondering how you like it done
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How do you kill it and process it for transport?
I could Google it just wondering how you like it done

You use your teeth and break the neck area behind the head. Kills them instantly and they immediately turn white.

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I highly doubt that there is any place that sells fresh octopus in Alberta. Frozen octopus is preferred(even in places where fresh is available) as it helps with the tenderizing process. Even the websites that sell fresh fish and deliver it straight to your door only sell frozen octopus(just checked a few).
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You use your teeth and break the neck area behind the head. Kills them instantly and they immediately turn white.

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Wildcats is just having some fun with you.


Take the Gaff and gaff it through the eye. That is where the brain is located in the head.

We hooked a giant one a few years back and the Guide did not know what to do, and frankly was afraid of it. So were we.

Having eaten Octopus, it seems the best approach is after it is dead, wash it, then take a wooden mallet and tenderize its tentacles, seriously.

tentacles sliced in rings and fried in a light oil with teriyaki sauce is pretty deadly.

Don't know what you do with the head though, ...

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Take the Gaff and gaff it through the eye. That is where the brain is located in the head.

We hooked a giant one a few years back and the Guide did not know what to do, and frankly was afraid of it. So were we.

Having eaten Octopus, it seems the best approach is after it is dead, wash it, then take a wooden mallet and tenderize its tentacles, seriously.

tentacles sliced in rings and fried in a light oil with teriyaki sauce is pretty deadly.

Don't know what you do with the head though, ...

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That's what I figured but I looked it up on youtube. It's a thing...
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We've stopped all octopus shipments to Alberta .....
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:35 PM
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How do you kill it and process it for transport?
I could Google it just wondering how you like it done
I've actually only ever bought frozen.
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We've stopped all octopus shipments to Alberta .....
You 'll be sorry.

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Threw the last of mine on the ice at the last Flames game. Might have been in the wrong building though!
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I could Google it just wondering how you like it done
I catch mine at Sunshine Coast. First one I have caught was sitting in my prawn trap together with 6 prawn shells. I have a small plastic barrel now and use crab and prawn scraps. I kill it with knife through the eye. Do not open the "head" if you want to eat it. Thats where the ink is, do it at fish cleaning station. Cooking, youtube is your friend.
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We've stopped all octopus shipments to Alberta .....
Only think BC can stop is a pipe line. Raw sewer dumping to waters they are claiming to protect and coal to China in order to keep world CO2 and pollution emissions at BC levels is OK. LOL
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Take the Gaff and gaff it through the eye. That is where the brain is located in the head.

We hooked a giant one a few years back and the Guide did not know what to do, and frankly was afraid of it. So were we.

Having eaten Octopus, it seems the best approach is after it is dead, wash it, then take a wooden mallet and tenderize its tentacles, seriously.

tentacles sliced in rings and fried in a light oil with teriyaki sauce is pretty deadly.

Don't know what you do with the head though, ...

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Hahaha I'm dead serious, a guide in Hawaii showed me how to coax one from a hole in the reef and kill it. Ate some and used some for bait.

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Only think BC can stop is a pipe line. Raw sewer dumping to waters they are claiming to protect and coal to China in order to keep world CO2 and pollution emissions at BC levels is OK. LOL
No cherries either ......
we're keeping our fruit here.
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Just out of curiosity, how do you prepare them from fresh? I have caught them in Rupert, and very carefully 'unhooked' them trying to cause as little damage as possible while not letting them 'have the boat'.
Incredible.

Now THAT is a fish tale!
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That's what I figured but I looked it up on youtube. It's a thing...
What would we do without the internet?

I never liked ocotopus as a kid, but this thread is making me wanna try again.
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Take the Gaff and gaff it through the eye. That is where the brain is located in the head.

We hooked a giant one a few years back and the Guide did not know what to do, and frankly was afraid of it. So were we.

Having eaten Octopus, it seems the best approach is after it is dead, wash it, then take a wooden mallet and tenderize its tentacles, seriously.

tentacles sliced in rings and fried in a light oil with teriyaki sauce is pretty deadly.

Don't know what you do with the head though, ...

Drewski
Lived in Greece for a while when I was a young kid (Dad working in Saudi). Ate octopus over there. All I remember about them (was 5 at the time) was the old fishermen pulling them out of the boat and beating the hell out of them on the rocks to tenderize them. And how the tentacles would squirm around in the frying pan when thrown in.
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Incredible.

Now THAT is a fish tale!
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Just out of curiosity, how do you prepare them from fresh? I have caught them in Rupert, and very carefully 'unhooked' them trying to cause as little damage as possible while not letting them 'have the boat'.)


I don't know how many times I have read your reply, but it does not make sense. Were you attempting to reply to someone else, or what?
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